As Macron takes control and rejects Scholz’ proposals, Germany is left ‘isolated’ within the EU.


As Macron takes control and rejects Scholz’ proposals, Germany is left ‘isolated’ within the EU.

Germany has been “isolated” within the European Union after the bloc rejected its demand to end nuclear energy subsidies.

Germany has slammed the European Commission’s plan to include nuclear energy in the Green taxonomy, with its environment minister calling it “absolutely wrong.”

Natural gas and nuclear power, according to the Commission, are critical in assisting low-income countries in their transition to cleaner energy sources such as solar and offshore wind.

It comes as Mr. Macron assumes the presidency of the European Union.

Olaf Scholz has found himself alone in the EU, according to Bojan Pancevski, a German author and correspondent, as the bloc sided with French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposals to include nuclear energy in the taxonomy.

During the debate on nuclear energy, France led a group of 12 countries who argued that nuclear energy should be included in a green taxonomy.

“Germany finds itself unusually isolated in the EU after the bloc aligned with scientific consensus and wants to declare nuclear helpful in combating climate change – just as Germany closes its last nuclear powerplants and energy prices explode,” he wrote on Twitter.

“The German government now has to go against EU consensus, partly because it includes the Greens, an anti-nuclear party.

“With the nuclear renaissance and the arrival of gentech COVID-19 vaccines, green fundamentals have been shaken recently.”

Mr. Panceveski continued by criticizing Germany for “going against scientific consensus” and failing to meet its emissions targets after abandoning nuclear power.

At a time when Russia is threatening to invade Ukraine, Germany has been accused of becoming overly reliant on imported Russian natural gas.

He also chastised them for collaborating with Russia on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will double Russia’s direct gas imports.

“Anti-nuclear sentiment is a long part of the national discourse in Germany and Austria, where climate change is often reported with a degree of mysticism, while fraudulent anti-science such as homoeopathy is covered by medical insurances,” Mr Panceveski said.

Austria has even threatened to sue the Commission in front of the European Court of Justice if the decision is implemented.

“For these reasons, Germany attempted to persuade the EU to adopt its anti-nuclear “energy transformation” (as they call it here), but after that policy failed, the EU is now led by France.”

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